What does cockpit mean?

Definitions for cockpit
ˈkɒkˌpɪtcock·pit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cockpitnoun

    compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft

  2. cockpitnoun

    a pit for cockfights

  3. cockpitnoun

    seat where the driver sits while driving a racing car

GCIDE

  1. Cockpitnoun

    In airplanes or boats, the space where the pilot or operator sits to control the vehicle. In airplanes it is usually in the front of the fuselage. In larger airplanes it may be closed off from the cabin, where the passengers travel.

Wiktionary

  1. cockpitnoun

    The space for those in control of a nautical, aeronautical, or astronautical vessel.

  2. cockpitnoun

    The compartment set aside for the care of wounded during naval engagements; the sickbay.

  3. cockpitnoun

    A well, usually near the stern, where the helm is located.

  4. cockpitnoun

    An enclosure for cockfights.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cockpitnoun

    a pit, or inclosed area, for cockfights

  2. Cockpitnoun

    the Privy Council room at Westminster; -- so called because built on the site of the cockpit of Whitehall palace

  3. Cockpitnoun

    that part of a war vessel appropriated to the wounded during an engagement

  4. Cockpitnoun

    in yachts and other small vessels, a space lower than the rest of the deck, which affords easy access to the cabin

Freebase

  1. Cockpit

    A cockpit or flight deck is the area, usually near the front of an aircraft, from which a pilot controls the aircraft. Most modern cockpits are enclosed, except on some small aircraft. The cockpit of an aircraft contains flight instruments on an instrument panel, and the controls that enable the pilot to fly the aircraft. In most airliners, a door separates the cockpit from the passenger compartment. After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, all major airlines fortified the cockpit against access by hijackers.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cockpit

    The place where the wounded men are attended to, situated near the after hatchway, and under the lower gun-deck. The midshipmen alone inhabited the cockpit in former times, but in later days commission and warrant officers, civilians, &c., have their cabins there.--Fore cockpit. A place leading to the magazine passage, and the boatswain's, gunner's, and carpenter's store-rooms; in large ships, and during war time, the boatswain and carpenter generally had their cabins in the fore cockpit, instead of being under the forecastle.

Editors Contribution

  1. cockpit

    A defined space on an aircraft for crew.

    The cockpit is where the pilot and crew who fly the aircraft sit and use equipment during a flight.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cockpit in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cockpit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of cockpit in a Sentence

  1. Paul Hayes:

    It was not wise to blame the pilots after the first report and it could have been said differently, yes, there were pilot errors but they should never been placed in that position inside the cockpit.

  2. Paris Match:

    Metallic banging can also be heard more than three times, perhaps of the pilot trying to open the cockpit door with a heavy object. Towards the end, after a heavy shake, stronger than the others, the screaming intensifies. Then nothing.

  3. Carsten Spohr:

    We can only speculate what might have been the motivation of the co-pilot. In a company that prides itself on its safety record, this is a shock. We select cockpit personnel carefully.

  4. Ethiopian Airlines:

    The preliminary report confirmed beyond reasonable doubt that the crew followed the right procedures, under the circumstances, with a number of simultaneous warnings in the cockpit, the crew have performed professionally.

  5. Cassi Free:

    The CDC states online that gasoline-powered engines on boats, including onboard generators, produce carbon monoxide (CO), a colorless and odorless gas that can poison or kill someone who breathes too much of it. The generators on many boats vent toward the rear, meaning that someone sitting there can be put at risk for CO poisoning. Additionally, traveling at slow speeds or idling in the water can cause CO to build up in a boats cabin, cockpit, bridge, and aft deck, or in an open area. Wind from the aft section of the boat can increase this buildup of CO, per the CDC. Johnathan and Blake both required oxygen to bring down their CO levels. Blake has continued to have issues with memory and focus, while Johnathan has struggled with energy levels, Cassi said. CORONAVIRUS PEDIATRIC FATALITIES MOSTLY AMONG MINORITIES, THOSE WITH UNDERLYING CONDITIONS, CDC SAYS We thought it was due to the grief and had him in counseling, but we are now being told that grief may not be the only issue, Cassi said of her 15-year-old, noting that both boys are scheduled for MRIs and have a referral to begin sessions with a neuropsychiatrist to hopefully start a regimen that is supposed to help repair any damaged neurological connections. Moving forward has been hard for the Free family, with Cassi noting that she and Brett struggle daily. The joy has disappeared. Weve always been an active family, but we have little energy to do anything anymore. As I stand in these shoes, Ive realized that there are so many ways to notify people, other boaters, of the dangers, she said. The Free family had never heard of boats causing carbon monoxide poisoning before.  (Courtesy of Cassi Free) New boats may have less risk, but many new boats cost as much as a house. A Mastercraft X26 costs $165,000. So for those with a smaller budget, your risks can be exponentially higher, many, if not all, new boats have warnings stamped on them. Used boats do not. And people with new boats, those who are lucky enough to be privy to the few notifications that are made available, forget that a cared-for boat can last for decades- and that the lakes are full of boats that have the potential to backdraft lethal levels of CO into the back seating area.

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